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Title (deu)

Historischer Buchbestand der Astronomie

Title (eng)

Rare book collection of the Astronomy Library

Author

E-Books OnDemand

Description

Der Buchbestand der Fachbereichsbibliothek Astronomie enthält eine bedeutende Sammlung historischer wissenschaftlicher Literatur aus dem Bereich der Astronomie.
Die ältesten stammen aus der Frühzeit des Buchdruckes, der Schwerpunkt liegt im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert.
Teile der Sammlung wurden bereits vor längerer Zeit digitalisiert und stehen im Web unter http://www.univie.ac.at/hwastro/ zur Verfügung.

The Vienna University Observatory conserves one of the most important collections of historically significant science books reaching from the 15th to the 18th century. Especially within the Central European countries no astronomical library with a comparable, historically grown inventory exists.

The first Vienna University Observatory was founded in 1755 and Jesuit Maximilian Hell (1720-1792) was nominated as its first director. Therefore the inventory of the Astronomy Library, as well as the inventory of the Vienna University Library, mainly arose from the Jesuit's collections. The Institute of Astronomy Library contains 5 books older than 1500, 56 printed before 1600 and a total of 500 books prior to 1800 - which is the content of the Rare Book Collection and this project.

Classification

European Projects -- Europeana Libraries (euprojects4)

ÖFOS 2002 -- NATURAL SCIENCES (1) -- Physics, Mechanics, Astronomy (12) -- Astronomy (1204)

Member of the Collection(s) (1)

o:73331 Digitized Holdings of Vienna University Library